Classroom model and the network connecting pediatric patients' relatives at HCMC Blood Transfusion - Hematology Hospital, Pham Viet Chanh campus - Narrow The Gap Community Program
1. Organization overview:
- Name: Be Khoe Be Ngoan Volunteer Club
- Established year: 12/8/2013
- Address: 217 Hong Bang Ward 11 District 5 HCMC
- Representative: Nguyen Phuc Huy
- Title: Club Manager
2. Project scopes:
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion Hospital
- Time: 5/9/2016 - 1/6/2017

3. Target community / beneficiaries:
Direct beneficiaries:
Pediatric patients: 5-10 children/class, expected 1 session/week, but if there are more children arising, it will increase the number of sessions to 2 or at most 3 sessions per week. Within 1 year there will be at least 120 children benefiting from the project. Aged 3-12 years old, currently being treated at the Pham Viet Chanh Hematology and Transfusion Hospital, plus their family members

Indirect beneficiaries:
Pham Viet Chanh Hospital
Be Khoe Be Ngoan Volunteer Club collaborator: more than 200
4. Target community / beneficiaries challenges:
The majority of pediatric patients are hospitalized for a long time because of chemotherapy, and they have immunodeficiency due to malignant blood disease. They cannot live, study, and play in normal contact conditions like healthy children of the same age because they are susceptible to cross-infection and poor overall condition. Treatment for leukemia is also a costly and long-term business, sometimes domestic doctors need to send children abroad if they want to approach a more effective treatment. As a result, physical pain, poverty, lack of information, and counseling make the patient aversion to doctors and treatment, easily surrendered, or reacting negatively. By (1) opening a classroom led by medical students, (2) mediating voice connections between doctors (many of whom are direct instructors of medical students, who are faculty leaders in pediatric patients' facilities) with children and relatives, and (3) intermediaries connecting social resources and circumstances in need of financial assistance, medical expertise, Healthy Children Club wishes to contribute to solving the difficulties that children and relatives are facing through adjusting and learning from a similar model that is effectively working in Children's Hospital 1, Children's Hospital 2, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Center.
1. Initiative proposal:
Children who are being treated at Pediatrics Department 1 and 2 at the Blood Transfusion Hospital (BTH) must stay in the hospital for a long time, their childhood is associated with the disease, needles, bandages; In addition, the relatives of pediatric patients always need to understand better, better explain their child's illness and some cases have difficulty in funding expensive treatment for leukemia. Therefore, the Healthy Children Club wants to bring knowledge and living environment to the children by opening periodic classes for children, bridging the voice between medical staff and their relatives. Pediatrics to impart the necessary knowledge to relatives, to act as a bridge between the sponsors and the causes that need support. The club hopes that thanks to the opening of classrooms, the children will have a happier and more positive attitude towards the hospital environment and their illness to improve the results of treatment, parents understand their children's health. to work better with the doctor and have a reliable source of support physically and mentally from the club in your child's healing journey.
2: Long-term goals:
Raise understanding of pediatric patients and their relatives being treated at BTH about current disease information, treatment methods, guidance on preventive measures, proper care and compliance
Improve morale, build optimistic thoughts and beliefs for children to overcome their illnesses, psychological inferiority complex, contribute to treatment effectiveness.
Implement a fundraising program to support treatment costs for difficult circumstances
Contribute to the communication of knowledge of blood transfusion and hematology in the community and society
Enhance the spirit of volunteerism and dedication of the youth, promote the medical ethics of medical students, contribute to building the image of Vietnamese health
3. Expectation outcomes/changes:
Provide medical knowledge, general knowledge, skills training, psychological counseling for 120 pediatric patients and their relatives at Hematological Transfusion Hospital every year
Fundraising, sponsoring treatment and living expenses for 4 children with difficult circumstances in the first year of project implementation (3 months/case the child receives support)
Organized 2 community communication programs on children's hematology through classroom images this year
Mobilizing the participation of 200 students volunteering at Universities and High Schools in Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Phuc Huy, student of the Faculty of Medicine - University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City (Medical University): implementation and implementation management
Club collaborator since inception
Club manager since 2015
Tran Nguyen Thanh Huong, a student of the Faculty of Medicine - Medical University: connected with a strong network of sponsors - pediatric patients
Collaborator of Activities for Healthy Children Club, participates in teaching classes for pediatric patients at Children's Hospital 2
Development team leader (under the External Relations Department) since 2015
Representatives of the Healthy Children Club participated in the Partners in Patient Health Forum 2015 organized by Sanofi and Rainbow Across Borders in Singapore.
LIN's volunteer (2012 - 2013)
Doctor Dao Nguyen Phuong Linh - Doctor of Pediatric Hospital 1, City. HCM: project organization consultant
Founder, former head of the Club for Healthy Children
Doctor Tran Quang Hung - Doctor of Hospital of TMHH City. HCM - expert advice and content
Member of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Student Development Fund (VNSDF), in charge of managing the student group of Medicine - Dentistry - Pharmacy
Advisor to the Social Work Group under the VNSDF.
Master Vu Bao Chau - Director of VLCDC Center: pedagogical and organizational advisor
MBA, Professional Trainer.
Former Head of Training Department, Institute of Economics and Management, Ho Chi Minh City.
Project Advisor and Lecturer STEPS4NGOs, LEAD YP, GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR, YOUNG SIDE MOON of the Youth Action Program - European Commission in Vietnam
Virtue Education Program's Volunteer Trainer in Vietnam
Lecturers in Emotional Intelligence and Social Skills.
15 years of experience in training and consulting with businesses, schools, NGOs in Vietnam.
Has participated in many projects as a volunteer specialist for organizations such as SMARWORKS (USA), Center for Disability Support, ILO, ...

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